Quick Take: Drexel Public Health Expert Weighs Impact of Racial Health Inequality on Elections
Community & Society / Experts / Health & Medicine

Quick Take: Drexel Public Health Expert Weighs Impact of Racial Health Inequality on Elections

By Kim Menard New research shows that premature death among racial groups translates into political inequities. To change racial health inequalities, voting is a critical step to influence the political process. Drexel School of Public Health assistant professor Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH, MSc, advises that it’s important to maximize political participation among those able to … Continue reading

How to Build a Street Festival
Arts & Culture / Community & Society

How to Build a Street Festival

Joseph Esposito, a senior in the Westphal College’s entertainment and arts management program, has been skateboarding since he was eight and working with Philadelphia’s Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund since coming to the city, but he has a bigger vision for giving back to the sport that’s given him so much. This weekend Esposito’s vision becomes … Continue reading

Quick Take: Police Accountability and #Ferguson2Baltimore
Community & Society

Quick Take: Police Accountability and #Ferguson2Baltimore

As demonstrators continue to fill the streets of Baltimore in the wake of the mysterious death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old African American man who died while in police custody, many are drawing comparisons to the conditions that sparked protests in Ferguson, Missouri, following the police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown last year. “The … Continue reading

Does Your Toddler Point at Airplanes? How Early Autism Screening Helps Families and Public Health
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Does Your Toddler Point at Airplanes? How Early Autism Screening Helps Families and Public Health

“Does your child point with one finger to show you something interesting, such as an airplane in the sky, or a big truck in the road?” An array of questions like this one, asked by a pediatrician or other professional to parents of toddlers, makes up one of the best standardized measures that can detect … Continue reading

Moms Know Best: These Moms Want to Share Their Solutions for Child Nutrition & Hunger with Congress
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Moms Know Best: These Moms Want to Share Their Solutions for Child Nutrition & Hunger with Congress

Today, the U.S. Congress Education and the Workforce Committee is holding its long-awaited first hearing on reauthorizing child nutrition programs. Such programs support the approximately one in five U.S. households with children who live with food insecurity, helping guarantee children receive adequate nutrition even if their families are struggling to get by, making impossible trade-offs … Continue reading